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Spanish Fly


A Sonnet

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June Sargent
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I don't know how anyone would dare drink this potion as an aphrodisiac when the side effects are lethal! This is some defense mechanism this Spanish Fly has. Glad they are not found in this area...


 Comment Written 09-Oct-2020



reply by the author on 09-Oct-2020
    Thank you June for your review, it is just a poison, who would anyone take it, love Dolly x
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A very well-written sonnet about the Spanish fly that can be deadly for anyone who are infected by its cyanide poison that can lead to certain death for the victim.


 Comment Written 09-Oct-2020



reply by the author on 09-Oct-2020
    Thank you Sandra for your review, glad you enjoyed this one, love Dolly x
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Oh goodness me, this is definitely a poem worth reading. Simply for the information about this Spanish Fly insect. It doesn't sound like it's too friendly and perhaps one also should stay away from eating frogs that have consumed it either.

Great job with this, Dolly with your fine artwork and interesting author notes. :)

Gloria


 Comment Written 09-Oct-2020



reply by the author on 09-Oct-2020
    Thank you Gloria, it is a bit frightening for the French as they do love their frogs legs! Thank you for your review Gloria, love Dolly x
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Dolly, thank you for debunking the myth about Spanish fly. Up until now I thought it was an aphrodisiac, not a poison.
Wonderful poem, Dolly. Best wishes and good luck with all your writing,
Cindy


 Comment Written 09-Oct-2020



reply by the author on 09-Oct-2020
    Thank you for your review Cindy, glad you enjoyed this one, love Dolly x
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Goodness me - it seems some people will try anything to heighten their senses. That secretion sounds like something to avoid!

it's his defence,
this cyanide will burn
(perhaps it needs a full stop/new sentence beginning after defence instead of the comma?)


 Comment Written 08-Oct-2020



reply by the author on 09-Oct-2020
    Thank you for your review and your suggestion for punctuation, much appreciated Lisa, love Dolly x
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A well penned Sonnet about this toxic beetle. Thank God they are not in Canada. The French soldiers that ate the frogs that ate the Spanish fly, must have suffered greatly. Who would have thought?

Ralf


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reply by the author on 09-Oct-2020
    Thank you Raffaelina for your review about this beetle, much appreciated, love Dolly x
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A well penned Sonnet about this toxic beetle. Thank God they are not in Canada. The French soldiers that ate the frogs that ate the Spanish fly, must have suffered greatly. Who would have thought?

Ralf


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reply by the author on 09-Oct-2020
    Thank you Raffaelina for your review, much appreciated, love Dolly x
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Hello Dolly with Your art work that you did yourself and your perfect sonnet poem gave us readers, to beware of the Spanish fly.
Gert


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reply by the author on 09-Oct-2020
    Thank you Gert for your review, much appreciated, love Dolly x
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So interesting! People are so strange - why would they take poison (risk death) for heightened sexual pleasure (a brief moment.) But it's fascinating that the poison was still effective in the frogs that ate those flies. Yikes! Great information in your well done sonnet!


 Comment Written 08-Oct-2020



reply by the author on 09-Oct-2020
    This is what human beings seem to do all the time, risk their lives for a tiny gain, glad you enjoyed this sonnet Helen, your review is appreciated, love Dolly x
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I have no idea how you come up with the fabric of all of your sonnets. As always, beautifully crafted, flows nicely off the tongue and rhymes perfectly. I enjoyed reading about the Spanish fly. Marie x


 Comment Written 08-Oct-2020



reply by the author on 09-Oct-2020
    Thank you Marie for your thoughtful review, I am honoured by your words, love Dolly x

reply by Possummagic on 09-Oct-2020
    You are most welcome. Marie x
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